Midnight for Charlie Bone (Charlie Bone)
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Since his father died, Charlie Bone has lived with his mother and her mother, in the house of his other grandmother, Grandma Bone. Looking at a picture of a couple with a baby and a cat, he suddenly discovers he can hear their voices. Although he tries to hide his new gift, Grandma Bone and her scary sisters soon find out, and send him to Bloor's Academy. Charlie quickly finds life at Bloor's pretty tough, with its strict rules and the malevolent head boy, Manfred, set against him. When Charlie discovers that the child in the photograph is being held, hypnotised, against her will, he and his new friends with 'gifts' try to awaken her. But can they overcome Manfred's sinister hypnotic gifts?

About the Author

Jenny Nimmo has been an actor, researcher, floor-manager and script editor for children’s television. Her first book The Bronze Trumpeter was published in 1975. The Snow Spider won the Tir na N’Og award and the Smarties Grand Prix. Jenny Nimmo was born in Windsor, Berkshire and now lives in Wales with her artist husband and three bi-lingual children.

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This book is a gripping fantasy tale of mystery, suitable for children and adults. If you like Harry Potter you will love this. Harry, aged 8', Books for Keeps 'The story is lively, accomplished and dramatic and the writing has an engaging directness and warmth'', Helen Dunmore, Daily Telegraph '“A fast moving, dialogue-driven romp with plenty of cliff-hangers for those first hooked into reading by Harry Potter".', Reviewer, The Bookseller

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